The Real-Time News

January 2, 2009

In earlier days the delivery of information to the people was centralized. Where the PR and advertising professionals use to absorb all the important information and deliver it through their defined channel. The PR professionals and advertising professionals were in great demand and were considered to be the most important factor to any success of the business. The companies use to communicate all necessary information to the PR companies and the PR professionals would work towards getting a positively published articles in the renowned publications. After a consistent follow-up with the media and other related people of media such as journalists, editors, senior editors etc the relevant news use to appear after many weeks and months in the publications. But the instant news is instant news. If it appears after many weeks and months later then there would have been many developments in the news itself. But there was no other choice than following this way. This was a clear method of PR driven news. But the delivery of information has never been effective than reaching its consumers directly.

But now, ever since web has opened its arms towards multiple platforms in delivering information, the updates of information to the people has been decentralized. Web has enabled people to look for their own information in their own way and convenience. Hence WEB is becoming an important aspect in delivering information in real time to the consumers directly rather than taking rounds of Journalist’s offices and then the publishers. Sensible marketing and PR professionals should not wait for their old ways of delivering their client’s important and relevant news to the world. The space in the News publications and TV News slots are getting smaller day by day, hence getting difficult to publish client’s relevant news on time. But the clients are still fine, only because they get featured on prime publications and Prime News channels. But things are changing drastically. One should know that WEB allows anyone to publish news at real time.

Now some people who are new to technology and WEB marketing may have problems in understanding what is Real time News or Real time information. The Real time information is something I publish or I post on my website and it reflects immediately to the world. Let us take a clear and simple example. We watch cricket and when we don’t have access to Radio and TV we rely on websites like, because I regularly use Rediff for the cricket updates. You get ball to ball updates. How? Because somebody or technology at the other end is publishing updates regularly. Imagine 20,000 and more people accessing the same page and getting updates ball to ball. Don’t you think this technology is best than any other. Just imagine spending so much of time behind handful of journalists and waiting so many days for coverage to appear in the News publications, Trade Magazines etc. Do you think that in this cyber world its worth waiting to distribute valuable news to the consumers. Certainly not! I have seen many people at superior positions still access their day to day mails. That’s it!

I don’t say that we should not depend on News Publications and Electronic media. But why can’t we use an alternative medium also when it is available at convenience. It just needs a little more focus by marketing professionals and decision makers of the organizations. OH let me come back to the Real time News. Let’s take a real example of a Blog, a social Networking tool. What does it do they all distribute information in real time. The moment you update your personal info and click on publish button. Here we go. The whole new world is seeing what you have published. If your profile or any other information is interesting, you are surely going to get responses on it immediately.

For Example:

I access my Facebook account. I don’t do much on it. But I just update my status message regularly. The last message I updated was “Educating Indian Market on Digital PR” That’s it. Few unknown people whom I don’t know and they are not even my friends at all or not even added in my friends list started chasing me trying to contact me & asking, what kind of profession I am into and what kind of service do I offer. I think this is the best example of Online and Real time news. You have technology readily available to disburse information within seconds. It’s just we have to decide that when do we start doing it?

I am not trying to provoke anybody nor trying to brain wash. But I am giving a clear picture and insights of what WEB can do for us. The best way one could ask us is “what can we do for you”. Now it can be asked this way “what web can do for us”

In my next post i would introduce the new & most powerful Journalists of WEB who actually multiplies the disbursement of information in the world of WEB


5 Responses to “The Real-Time News”

  1. 🙂 Nice post!!

    Real time news publishing would generate more viewer ship and people would again come back for more updates. And even tools like Feeds etc would help to keep in touch!!

    Looking for more such posts!!


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  3. The job of PR people and sportscasters has been totally redefined. As the power to communicate is released to the general public, each of us must be more conscious of our message and our brand.

    • Bhanuprakash Says:

      yes. i totally agree with you. But at the same time it will be very difficult for PR professionals to get acquainted with the new rules of marketing. I still do not understand that how can a PR professional can build a connection with any brand or identity without having any knowledge on search engine marketing and the know-hows of search based marketing. I feel the right people to take over digital communications would be the people who are into web marketing and online advertising. You need to be intuitive to understand how it works and then accordingly act upon it. I am sure, traditionally PR professionals can never see it through. But also, there can be exceptions.

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